The Scarborough Sunsets have proven west is best as they took out the inaugural Super Surf Teams League (SSTL) trophy today at North Cronulla, NSW.
The Western Australian team sat on equal points coming into the final round along with the Queensland Country Canecutters and Sunshine Coast Marlins, with the Northern Beaches Rays leading into round three.
The Sunsets finished up on top followed by the Sunshine Coast Marlins and the South Coast Makos in third.
Newlyweds from the Scarborough Sunsets Dan and Ceris Humble were ecstatic to take home the inaugural trophy to WA.
“It’s great for WA,” Ceris said.
“It’s exactly like our Surf League at home and it gives a lot of people the opportunity to have a race in lots of different disciplines.”
“We’ve had some great competitions in the last month and a half and saw some great consistency from all the WA teams. I think it sets a standard for the young up-and-comers to strive towards in the future,” Dan said.
The final round of the Super Surf Teams League saw a myriad of winners from all teams battle it out for dominance with WA athletes proving they are a force to be reckoned with on the national stage.
Champion Beach Sprinter Jackson Symonds had his work cut out for him as he put everything on the line for the Scarborough Sunsets in the final of the Male Beach Sprint. He took the win over fellow Sorrento SLSC clubbie, Charlie Rigby who was racing for the Margaret River Waves, replicating their round 1 SSTL results.
City of Perth athlete, Gabrielle Murphy (Scarborough Sunsets) ran home a second place in the Female Beach Sprint improving on her sixth place in round 2. Gabby also placed fourth in the Female Beach Flags event in which she is the current WA State Champion.
Scarborough Sunsets Jade Mickle proved consistent over the series with a second place in the Female Surf Race. She also placed second in the first round and fourth in round 2.
The male surf race saw Scarborough Sunsets finish with a fourth place from Max Anderson-Loake who improved on his first round 9th placing.
Patrick Eley took fourth in the Male Board Race, with Nikita Fredonnet (fifth) in the Female race, further adding to the Scarborough Sunsets success to take home the trophy.
The Margaret River Waves were WA’s best performing team in both the Male and Female Surf Ski Races, with Steve Bird and Paige Wood both placing fifth respectively.
Broome Pearlers highlights included fifth in both the Male Beach Flags, thanks to North Cottesloe’s Tom Nolan and in the Mixed Surf Ski Relay.
The Sunshine Coast Marlins took out the last race of the day with points that pushed them into second place ahead of the South Coast Makos.
Today, WA’s signature sunset will dominate both the west coast and east coast thanks to Scarborough Sunsets claiming the overall victory of the inaugural competition.
The final round of the Super Surf Teams League will be broadcast on Fox Sports on Sunday February 2 from 2-4pm AEDT.
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